Thursday, January 19, 2012

Love is in the air

Here we are at week three of the Dreamweaver Stencils January Valentine challenge and the Dream Team is excited to bring you more great ideas for Valentine's Day cards. Don't forget you have a little more time to enter your creations in this month's contest at the DREAM it UP! blog to win a great prize.
Starting next week our team will be sharing some sneak peeks of the beautiful new stencil designs that will be released at CHA at the end of January. They are fabulous and you'll love what the team has created with them.
Here's what I created for this week, I hope you enjoy it.


This is one of my favorite techniques, it is easy and gives a beautiful pastel look to your design. I started by taping the Heart whimsy stencil (LL599) on white cardstock, then used small stencil brushes to color the image using Brilliance Rocket Red ink and Brilliance Thyme ink. After coloring, I gently wiped off the stencil before applying the Regular Embossing Paste (matte white) over the image. After removing the stencil, I sprinkled the whole thing with Crystal glitter. When the paste was dry, I mounted it on a green mat and mounted it with foam tape to the front of matching card.

Be sure to check out the other team member blogs for more great creations. Just click on their names below.

Happy Creating,
Louise

9 comments:

Cherylynn said...

Oh Louise, how absolutely sweet! Love it.

sommrstamping said...

This is so sweet and innocent. I love the colors you used, so soft. Great card.

Kristi said...

beautifully done. Clean and simple but sooo elegant!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is so delicate and pretty and the picture was fabulous it really captured the sparkle of the glitter.

Pam Hornschu said...

This is fabulous! I didn't know that you could put the matte white over color and that it would show! Wow. Gotta try that! So pretty, especially with the patterned paper that you used.

Lee Kellogg said...

Lovely card, Valentine's with a hint of spring!

Wendy said...

So soft & delicate!! This is lovely Louise!!!

Liz Martin said...

Ditto Pam's comment - I had no idea ink would show through matte white embossing paste. Definitely have to try this, and hope to achieve the delicate look of your card. Just lovely!

Scrappychick said...

this is gorgeous! love the technique!